Parenthetically Speaking

Like a Tree…

June 12, 2015

Let’s be honest, some mornings, many mornings, okay MOST mornings, it seems to be a herculean effort to just walk over pick up the bible and spend 15 minutes reading, listening, worshipping, praying.  Why is this?  I easily open my phone and begin watching the lives of others through social media.  I answer emails as if they have a short fuse and will self-destruct if I don’t get to them immediately.

But the very thing, the very words, the very small time investment to start my day off correctly seems to be the most impossible.  This one step of obedience is the hardest to take.

Well if you are like me, I hope to help. Here I am in your social media stream, hoping to interrupt you with a bit of information your heart truly desires…the truth.



Blessed is the man who does no walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the sear of mockers.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD and on His law he mediates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which builds its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.  Psalm 1:1-3

Like a tree.  That’s what I want to be… like a tree.  A tree who simply stands and is nourished by the streams of water.  A tree that never moves from the life giving water.

Jesus promises to be the living water. The water that completely refreshes and quenches the most parched.  Water that replaces the need for anything else.  Crisp, clean, refreshing, life giving and sustaining water.

My role is simply (let’s be honest the distractions of life make this not ‘simply’) to stand in Him.  Directed, nourished, guided by Him.

And it all starts with walking across the room and picking up my bible.